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Offline mariahswind

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1876/1877 UK to Australia (possibly earlier)
« on: Saturday 07 March 15 03:43 GMT (UK) »
I have come up with little on my husband's ancestor, Mark Parslow b. 1851 Bolton, Lancashire d. 6 May 1890 Townsville, Queensland, Australia.

I have two records for him, His marriage to Fanny Reynolds 12 Jul 1877 in the home of Rev. W. Powell on Boundary Street in Brisbane. This record indicates he is the son of John Parslow and Mary Ann Lockwood. His father and himself are stated as Butchers and that he was born in Baltan, Lancashire.

The other record is that of his death. Which as the occupations of himself and his father as both Butcher. Parents as John Parslow and Mary Ellen Lockwood. Also his birth as Bolton, England and he is 39 years at his death. And he has been in Queensland 13 years. Which puts his arrival to Queensland 1876/1877. By 1878 they are living in Toowoomba and sometime between 1885 and 1889 they move north to Townsville. I have nothing other than the names of his parents and that his father was a Butcher.

Anyone have relevant resources they can check, it would be greatly appreciated!
Derby: Riley
Stafford: Riley
Warks: Pheasey (Butler,  Rawbone)
Yorks: (Howell, Coppock)
Berks & Oxon: Dix, Dixon, Dixey
Lincs: Dewey, Reynolds, Proctor
Leicestershire: Dewey
Wiltshire: Reynolds, Smallbones
Moray: Matthew, Simpson, Duncan, Shand
Aberdeen: Morrison, Ross
Lanark: Smith
Wicklow: Headon/Hayden
Kildare: Headon/Hayden
Westmeath: Convey, Callaghan
Londonderry: Archer
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Re: 1876/1877 UK to Australia (possibly earlier)
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 07 March 15 08:08 GMT (UK) »
Hmmm Very strange?

There is no birth registration for a Mark Parslow (FreeBMD and LancashireBMD), in or around 1852?
He doesn't appear on any census, either?


Just a possibility?
1851 census,
Class: HO107; Piece: 1720; Folio: 503; Page: 14
Bell Street, Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire

Parslow, John
  Head  Widower  M  41 Butcher  b Princes Risborough
Parlsow, Sarah  Daughter  F  14  At Home  b Princes Risborough
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Re: 1876/1877 UK to Australia (possibly earlier)
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 07 March 15 09:07 GMT (UK) »
Agreed, it's really a mystery not being able to find anything.

Derby: Riley
Stafford: Riley
Warks: Pheasey (Butler,  Rawbone)
Yorks: (Howell, Coppock)
Berks & Oxon: Dix, Dixon, Dixey
Lincs: Dewey, Reynolds, Proctor
Leicestershire: Dewey
Wiltshire: Reynolds, Smallbones
Moray: Matthew, Simpson, Duncan, Shand
Aberdeen: Morrison, Ross
Lanark: Smith
Wicklow: Headon/Hayden
Kildare: Headon/Hayden
Westmeath: Convey, Callaghan
Londonderry: Archer
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Re: 1876/1877 UK to Australia (possibly earlier)
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 08 March 15 01:40 GMT (UK) »
Have you checked Australian Birth Records? Trove has various articles on John Parslow Butcher with premises in Lonsdale St Melbourne and an inquest report of a John Parslow Butcher living in Robinson Crusoe Gully ( great name that).

http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/30939376?searchTerm=parslow+butcher&searchLimits=sortby=dateAsc

I appreciate you have sighted a stated birth in Lancashire but if I have learnt anything is that sometimes our ancestors did everything they could to hide an unpleasant truth.

It seems that either there were 2 John Parslow butchers or he moved to Molong ( near Orange) NSW in the 1880s

Hope this gives you another avenue to look at  :)



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Re: 1876/1877 UK to Australia (possibly earlier)
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 08 March 15 07:18 GMT (UK) »
Thank you dgibbins02. Leave no stone unturned.
Derby: Riley
Stafford: Riley
Warks: Pheasey (Butler,  Rawbone)
Yorks: (Howell, Coppock)
Berks & Oxon: Dix, Dixon, Dixey
Lincs: Dewey, Reynolds, Proctor
Leicestershire: Dewey
Wiltshire: Reynolds, Smallbones
Moray: Matthew, Simpson, Duncan, Shand
Aberdeen: Morrison, Ross
Lanark: Smith
Wicklow: Headon/Hayden
Kildare: Headon/Hayden
Westmeath: Convey, Callaghan
Londonderry: Archer
(Parentheses indicate interest outside my own tree)
http://www.myfamilyobsession.com